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Alton Brown Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is an incredible comfort food. Delicious, super flavorful meaty filling topped with a mound of rich, buttery mashed potatoes! I spend a lot of time in my kitchen experimenting with food and researching techniques and ingredients to find just the right combination of flavors for a share-worthy dish. Usually that process involves making my own tasty revisions to an existing recipe. A simple tweak or two might do the trick, or the changes might be significant. Sometimes, though, I find recipes that really hit the mark as-is, where it’s clear the person who developed the recipe took...

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Kentucky Butter Cake

This unique Kentucky Butter Cake is tender, moist and deliciously unique. The cake is soaked with a wonderful Butter Sauce then topped in an amazing Butter Glaze. I love baking cakes, and I love sharing my cakes with friends and relatives and, sometimes, total strangers. But not everyone feels the same way I do about heating up the oven and whipping up a yummy, homemade cake from scratch. I know lots of folks who cook all the time, but tend to shy away from baking cakes from scratch because they do not feel they can do better than a...

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Greek Moussaka Recipe

This Greek Moussaka Recipe Is comfort food at its finest.  A hearty, ooey gooey casserole made with delicious layers of  a rich Tomato Meat Sauce and a luscious, creamy Cheese Sauce layered with Eggplant. Greek food might not come instantly to mind when you think of comfort food—but boy, after you try this delicious Greek moussaka recipe, it will!!!  Moussaka is a delicious, hearty Greek casserole recipe that is sure to become a new regular in your household. It is a simple enough concept: take sliced eggplant, roast it, layer it with a spiced meat mixture, and top it all off with...

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I consider myself something of a baking ninja. By this I mean I can sneak ingredients—yes, especially vegetables—into a variety of dishes, ensuring my family gets their daily greens. We all know picky eaters, the kind of people who won’t touch a dish that has vegetables in it on principle. That’s why we baking ninjas have to exist. And that’s why this recipe for chocolate zucchini cake is undeniably one of my favorites. The zucchini called for in this recipe helps to make the cake incredibly moist (if you know how delicious and moist chocolate zucchini bread is, then...

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Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake is deliciously tender and moist with just the right amount of lemon flavoring. Topped with a lovely lemon glaze! It’s easy to make and is always a hit. When I first started baking, I stayed away from pound cakes. They felt like this perfect, special recipe that I had to get exactly right or risk ruining the whole thing. And, even more, I didn’t actually like the pound cakes I had tried. Often they were so dry. Eventually, I got up the courage (and the desire) to give it a try. I reworked an...

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